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literacy, application, and integration. You will find practical solutions and
answers to technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as
counselor. If you would like to share a tip or trick, or if you would like to
ask a question, e-mail Russ Sabella at firstname.lastname@example.org
SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #136 January 15, 2013
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an electronic newsletter designed to advance counselors' level of
technological literacy, application, and integration. You will find
practical solutions and answers to technology related problems,
especially as they apply to your job as counselor. If you would like
to share a tip or trick, or if you would like to ask a question,
e-mail Russ Sabella at
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Elapsed Analysis & Reporting System (T.E.A.R.S.) is
a Microsoft Excel add-in that automatically calculates
the total amount of time that you have spent in
different aspects of your work. After exporting your
calendar data from Microsoft Outlook to Excel, this
add-in extracts elapsed time, sums up the number of
hours in each category, and then produces both a table
and a chart. If you ever wondered where your time goes,
you will want to use T.E.A.R.S. to learn more.
– Keeping Kids
Out of High Tech Trouble.
This blog supports Dr. Russell Sabella's work on
educating children, parents, educators and other stake
holders about the responsible use of technology.
Included in these pages you will find helpful resources,
lesson plans, links, and more. Russ's most recent book
and workshops are primary resources for meeting this
– SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter.
The SchoolCounselor.com e-Newsletter is an electronic
publication designed to advance counselors' level of
technological literacy, application, and integration.
You will find practical solutions and answers to
technology related problems, especially as they apply to
your job as counselor.
How to Move Windows 7 Personal
Folders Like My Documents to Another Drive Is your C:\ drive getting crowded? Would you like to move
some things to another drive or partition to free up space? Maybe
it’s one of the personal system folders like My Documents, My
Pictures, My Videos or the Download folder that is taking up a lot
of space. If you have another partition or hard drive, consider
moving some system folders to a second volume. This site tells you
how it’s done ...
Using Microsoft Word? Here's How To
Become a Time-Saving Ninja Whether you’re writing letters, articles, a research paper or
the world’s next great novel, Microsoft Word can save you a great
deal of time if you take a few moments to customize the software for
your particular habits and use.
The Time Elapsed Analysis &
Reporting System (T.E.A.R.S.) is a Microsoft Excel add-in
that automatically calculates the total amount of time that you have
spent in different aspects of your work. After exporting your
calendar data from Microsoft Outlook to Excel, this add-in extracts
elapsed time, sums up the number of hours in each category, and then
produces both a table and a chart. If you ever wondered where your
time goes, you will want to use T.E.A.R.S. to learn more.
Creating an Agenda Template in Excel
When planning a meeting, an event or activity, we deal with many
individual steps (each taking certain amount of time). Today let us
understand how to create an agenda template in Excel using simple
Insomnia This prevents your Windows PC from sleeping or hibernating
which can sometimes interrupt a process such as watching a movie,
downloading a large file, or allow you to remotely log in.
Joe's Goals is a simple yet
powerful tool to make tracking your goals the easiest part of
accomplishing them. Use the simple single page interface to setup
daily goals and track them with just a click. Watch your daily score
to gage your success and use negative goals (or vices) to confront
and overcome bad habits that finally need to get the boot. Share
your success with your friends and family or post your personal
score badge to your blog or MySpace page. Add as many Goals as you
want and update them all from a single interface.
Microsoft Excel: Get a line break
inside a cell Use ALT+Enter to get a line break inside a cell. If you need
to type content in a cell and you want to see it in multiple lines
then use alt + enter to break the content in several lines. See to
the below example.
School Counseling On Air Google+
Page A collaboration between many school counselor bloggers across
the country is coming together to offer a new experience for many of
us. During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 4th - 10th, there
will be nightly presentations hosted on Google Hangouts (there is
opportunity for participation with this platform) and streamed live
over YouTube. You can see the schedule posted above for topics and
presenters. All will begin at 8PM EST/5PM PST and last about an
to learn more.
AutoStarter X3 is a tool to
create a list with your files, shortcuts, webpages, directories and
music, which you would like to open by launching a single batch
Cold Turkey is a free/open
source program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of
popular social media sites, addicting websites, online games and
whatever else you want! You can use it to help you concentrate while
you work on your computer. Imagine how fast you could do your work
without all those distractions!
QuickRota manages shared
task, so you don't have to waste your time reminding others to do
their portion of the work.
Toggl - Time Tracking that Works Time track anywhere on anything: Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod,
IfWeRanTheWorld is a
real-world experiment in tapping good intentions and turning them
into tangible, do-able microactions that anyone and everyone can
help you to do. All of us can achieve more than one of us, and
everything starts with a microaction.
Sound Sleeping: Sounds to help you
sleep and relax. The free relaxing music and nature sounds on this website
have been carefully chosen for their ability to aid sleep, reduce
stress, and provide a relaxing atmosphere for activities such as
yoga, tai-chi, and meditation.
PaperKarma helps get rid of
junk mail and save the Earth - all from your phone! PaperKarma is
the easy way to take control of your paper junk mail, cut your paper
waste, and help save the Earth — by taking photos! Simply pull out
your phone and snap photos of the offending mail. PaperKarma will
figure out what it is and how to stop it
Calme is a way to create
calendars and planners with ease. You can choose your own color
scheme, tweak fonts and borders, import holidays and birthdays, or
even add your own photos. There are 12 different templates to choose
from. Calendars can print in a wide variety of sizes and formats.
Google Goggles Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at
a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, a
storefront, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database,
it will provide you with useful information.
(included in the Google Search app)
GoMeals Three applications in one! A nutritional database, powered by
CalorieKing, combined with a restaurant locator and a food tracking
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